In a highly unusual medical case, a team of doctors at Fortis Malar Hospital recently saved the life of a 62 year old woman suffering from a 10 kg Ovarian cyst or Mucinous Cystadenoma.
The patient approached the hospital after experiencing slight post menopausal bleeding. She also had severe abdominal distension or bloating that occurred over a span of four months, eventually leading to an Umbilical Hernia. Senior Consultant Gynaecologist Dr. Nithya Ramamurthy prescribed a CT Scan which showed a cyst measuring 21cm x 23cm x 26cm.
Aside from abdominal distension due to the rapid growth of a tumour over four months, the only symptom experienced by the patient was gradual lower abdominal discomfort. The patient also had a known history of Diabetes and Hypertension. However, the patient showed no other abnormal symptoms like high fever, chills, sweat, fluid retention, loss of appetite or weight. The medical case was deemed complicated due to the massive size of the tumour that occupied most of the abdomen, applying pressure on the Urine tube and causing the umbilical cord to pop out (Umbilical Hernia).
After stabilising the Hypertension and Diabetes, a total abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy (removal of uterus and both ovaries) was conducted on the patient by Senior Consultant Gynaecologist Dr. Nithya Ramamurthy. The team also included General Surgeon Dr. Deepak Subramaniam who treated the Umbilical Hernia while the preoperative Bilateral Ureteric stenting was performed by Consultant Urologist Dr.M.R.Pari to ensure the safety of the Urine Tube.
Commenting on the case, Dr. Nithya Ramamurthy said “While tumours in the utereus are relatively common, they very rarely reach these dimensions, especially at such a fast rate. The tumour proved to be benign and post surgery the patient has recovered well and is back in her hometown Trichy”.